SOCIAL POLICYCenter Left
FISCAL POLICYCenter Left
FOREIGN POLICYCenter Left
Worked most of my career in the process control industry. I am a Viet Nam US Army veteran and also a veteran of the USN. I went through some rough patches late in my career before I retired and many people might say that this helped shape my political views but they would be wrong. My views are still the same as before this happened. I do not really care for people that shape their opinions based solely on personal circumstance. My sympathies extends well beyond those people that share similar stories to my own and I do not expect other people to jump over all the same hurdles I faced in my lifetime.
I mostly follow progressive view points although I am not strictly liberal. I feel being too extreme is bad for the country whether you are on the left or the right. I actually have conservative view points when it comes to personal responsibility but I also recognize that many outside circumstances exist beyond our personal control (especially in today's economic climate). I believe natural selection does not play a part when it comes to the human species as we have been given the ability and the mandate from God to help take care of our fellow man. We just need to do this responsibly and ensure help is really required.